use puffballs in a sentence.
They are called puffballs because as they age, the mushroom grows from pure white interior flesh (most species are edible and bland to delicious at this state) to yellowish (not good eating at that point) to masses of puffy spores that can be '' poofed '' out the top of the mushroom in a puff of dark, dry spores (don't try to eat these at this point).
Here in Southern Pennsylvania, I eat four wild mushrooms and I know them very well: I hunt for morels in the spring, puffballs in late summer, chanterelles in late, late summer, and my favorite, hen of the woods Grifola frondosa, also known to many people as maitake, which is Japanese for "dancing mushroom," in the fall.
But Tink still has the little puffballs on her shoes.
Tight clusters of spiny puffballs and sulphur tufts, troops of fairy inkcaps and the yellow caps of brittlegill toadstools flanked the footpath.
The objects come in a variety of colors — red, white or brown — densities that range from puffballs to basalt-hard, shapes that range from round to lumpy, and follow a multiplicity of trajectories.